Lesson 09-Qigong Morning Practice (Replay of Live Qigong Class)

Lesson 09-Qigong Morning Practice (Replay of Live Qigong Class)

This is a replay of a live session showing you a Qigong routine for Spring, taught by myself, Dr. Janice Tucker. I have been teaching Qigong for two decades and am the founder of the Space To Relax Programme of Qigong video lessons. I’m also a practitioner of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. You can join my live classes on Zoom every Thursday at 4 pm Irish time. Click here to join us (lesson replays sent out by email in case you can’t make it).

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Qigong Morning Practice – Introduction

In this video you can follow along with a simple Qigong morning practice.

1. Begin with Abdominal Breathing to calm the mind and prepare yourself for your practice (more details here);

2. Rub the palms of the hands together until they become hot. Place the palms over your face and massage your face feeling the heat from your hands;

3. Perform neck and shoulder stretches using the mind and the breath to lead these movements (learn the full sequence here). Don’t forget to smile! 🙂

4. Perform a few repetitions (as many as time will allow you) of the “Circles” method (more details here).

5. Perform a few repetitions of groin stretch, knee bends and ankle circles.

6. Come back to your abdominal breathing and observe how you feel.

Previous Live Lesson Replays

Previous live lesson replays are listed below and can be found on my blog page.

Click the image above to follow along with the Qigong class!

What Can I Do Next?

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To get my free part video series of 3 Qigong lessons which will be delivered to you by email over the course of one week please go to my homepage. In these lessons you’ll learn more about abdominal breathing and Qi movement. You’ll also learn how to rid waste Qi from your body order to feel more relaxed and energised.

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Morning Qigong Exercise – 3 Feel-good Tips

Morning Qigong Exercise – 3 Feel-good Tips

Today I’d like to tell you about the 3 top tips that I use in order to start my day, one of them being my morning Qigong exercise. These are the things I do first thing in the morning in order to start the day on a really positive note.

My name is Janice Tucker and I’m a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Medical Qigong. I’m also the founder of the Space To Relax online programme of Qigong video lessons.

So, what do I do at the beginning of the day?

1. Morning Qigong Exercise
Usually with Qigong in the morning time I practice exercises that involve moving or stretching. Moving Qigong methods are good as part of a morning Qigong exercise routine in order to energise the body and loosen it up once you have got out of bed.

2. Drink a Glass Of Water With Lemon Juice
This helps to rehydrate and refresh the body at the start of the day. We can lose a lot of fluid overnight through sweating in bed and exhaling water vapour. Therefore, it is very important to hydrate your body first thing in the morning. Do this before eating.

3. Go For A Walk
I’m very lucky because I live in the south-west of Ireland near the beach so I love to go out walking with my dog first thing in the morning. If I can fit in a beach walk, if there’s not a howling gale or horizontal rain as there often can be in Ireland in the winter, then I head out with the dog. Even if it is raining I wear the waterproofs and go out anyway! I do this to get fresh air into my lungs and breathe in a little bit of really good Qi (energy).

I find the above 3 tips really helpful for me.

However, what I would say to you is that when you are thinking about your morning ritual or routine to get things going, it doesn’t have to be the same thing as I do. What is most important with your morning routine, to set up your day in the most positive way, is to DO THINGS THAT MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD! Do something that makes you feel good on the inside, something really positive. Adopt more of these things so that you start the day on the best possible note.

The best way to start your day is not to check your e-mails or to look at Facebook to see what everyone else is doing. Instead, spend a little bit of time with yourself, doing something that you really like to do, for yourself. This is the biggest tip I can give you: find something that you love and do that!

If you want to start your day with a some morning Qigong exercise then head over to the Space To Relax homepage. At the very top of the homepage you will see that you can sign up for a free 3-part video series where you can learn Qigong. The lessons are only 5 minutes long and very quick and easy to practice. There are two lovely moving exercises in the series which you will be able to practice as part of your morning Qigong exercise if this is something you decide to integrate into your day (and I highly recommend that you do!).

Please click here to subscribe to my YouTube channel. I post videos with helpful tips on a regular basis so if you subscribe then you don’t miss out. The videos help you to learn more about Qigong and Chinese Medicine and how to improve your health.

Also, please hit “like” and leave me a comment. What do you currently do as part of your morning routine? Do you think you will integrate any of the tips above into what you are doing already?